Nao Spirits, Gin Guild Announces Jay Dhawan Scholarship

A full scholarship for one student every year to pursue an MSc in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Wat University in the United Kingdom

In memory of their late distiller, Nao Spirits and Beverages, India’s Craft Gin Distillers, in association with the Gin Guild, have announced the Jay Dhawan Scholarship. The distillery shall be sponsoring one student every year from India, with a preference for applicants from the F&B industry, to pursue an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom.

This scholarship was created to celebrate the memory of Nao Spirit’s late distiller, Jay Dhawan. Jay had himself started his career behind the bar at one of Mumbai’s establishments – Bombay Canteen. Wanting to pursue a different path though, he jumped at the opportunity to join Nao Spirits and get trained to be a distiller under Dr Anne Brock who later went on to become Master Distiller for Bombay Sapphire.

The Gin Guild, the global body of Gin distillers and associates, has stepped up to support this scholarship by contributing 10 per cent of the total amount.

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